8 days in Philippines & Taipei Itinerary

8 days in Philippines & Taipei Itinerary

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Start: Boracay, Philippines
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Manila, Philippines
— Few hours
Fly:  3 h
2
El Nido, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Taipei, Taiwan
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  2 h 15 min
5
Cebu City, Philippines
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2 h 30 min
End: Boracay, Philippines

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Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, wander the streets of Intramuros, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Manila tour planner.

Boracay to Manila is an approximately 3- hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. In October in Manila, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church

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El Nido, Philippines

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our El Nido visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Manila to El Nido takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach

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Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
On the 23rd (Tue), appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and then browse the different shops at Taipei 101. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), don't miss a visit to Keelung Harbor, then steep yourself in history at Taipei Confucius Temple, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilin Night Market.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Taipei online journey builder.

You can fly from El Nido to Taipei in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), Keelung Harbor
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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night
Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Puerto Princesa ©
A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village and then see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa holiday website.

Fly from Taipei to Puerto Princesa in 7 hours. While traveling from Taipei, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Puerto Princesa, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park ©
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef

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Cebu City, Philippines

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple, steep yourself in history at Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, contemplate the long history of Fort San Pedro, then contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, and finally see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cebu City online tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Puerto Princesa to Cebu City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross
Fort San Pedro ©
Fort San Pedro

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